Less waste, more resources
Exposure draft of the Regulations for the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
Written submissions on the exposure draft Regulations closed on 10 October 2011 and 29 submissions were received. Feedback from the submissions was taken into account in finalising the Regulations. Copies of non-confidential submissions and a summary of the outcomes of the consultation process are available below.
The Department would like to thank all those who provided submissions.
Download the exposure draft
- Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations exposure draft (PDF - 537 KB) | (Word - 361 KB)
- Commentary on Exposure Draft of the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011 (PDF - 1419 KB) | (Word - 549 KB)
- Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations consultation presentation (PDF - 1693 KB) - 2011
Under the National Waste Policy: Less waste, more resources, the Australian Government agreed to develop and enact national legislation to support voluntary, co-regulatory and mandatory product stewardship and extended producer responsibility schemes.
The Product Stewardship Act 2011 came into effect of 8 August 2011 and the Australian Government has made regulations under the Act to underpin an industry run and funded recycling scheme for televisions, computers and computer peripherals.
Consultation process on the draft Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations
An exposure draft of the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations (the Regulations) was released on 12 September 2011 for a four-week public consultation period which ended on 10 October 2011. During this period, written submissions were invited and public meetings held on the proposed Regulations and the Scheme.
Public meetings were held in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin and Perth. Bilateral discussions with stakeholder agencies and organisations were also conducted.
The objectives of the consultation process were to:
- Gather stakeholder feedback to ensure the proposed Regulations were appropriate;
- Ensure the government has a comprehensive understanding of potential impacts and implications associated with the proposed Regulations, and
- Improve awareness among stakeholders of the Scheme, especially for those who will have obligations under the proposed Regulations.
In addition, the public meetings aimed to provide an opportunity for a broad range of stakeholders to seek clarification on the exposure draft of the Regulations to better inform their formal submissions and how they might participate in the Scheme.
Consultation on the draft Regulations built on the extensive consultation undertaken in March and April 2011 on the proposed design of the Regulations.
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